"Most people think they can indulge in high-fat foods for a few days and get away with it," said Matt Hulver, an associate professor of human nutrition, foods and exercise in the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.But all it takes is five days for your body's muscles to start protesting, Hulver pointed out. When food is eaten, the level of glucose in the blood rises. The body's muscle is a major clearing house for this glucose.

It may break it down for energy, or it can store it for later use.Since muscle makes up about 30 percent of our body weight and it is such an important site for glucose metabolism, if normal metabolism is altered, it can have dire consequences for the rest of the body and can lead to health issues, the study said.

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